Here’s an interesting comment from the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan:
“We must have climate justice. As an international community, we must recognise that the polluter must pay and not the poor and vulnerable,” said Annan at the first high-level meeting of his new humanitarian forum.
In case you missed my post on “Soft Tyranny” you can read it here. Anytime someone equates climate change with morality, you have cause to be worried. I can’t repeat this enough – the science on man-caused global warming (note that ‘global warming’ is already being substituted for ‘climate change’. Why might that be?) is not settled.
Note, though, that folks who might happen to think that the planet’s climate is actually something we (man) don’t have much control over, are somehow causing injustice.
And here’s NASA’s James Hansen calling for Oil Executives to be tried for crimes against humanity.
I wonder if NPR (in the spirit of fair debate) brought up any of the stiff opponents to Hansen’s arguments?
Here’s one. Or you can watch this:
If you found that interesting, here is a link to the other 5 parts of this video series.
I also find this a bit disturbing. Here is a summary of Barack Obama’s Climate Education Bill:
Climate Change Education Act – Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation to establish a Climate Change Education Program to: (1) broaden the understanding of climate change, possible long and short-term consequences, and potential solutions; (2) apply the latest scientific and technological discoveries to provide learning opportunities to people; and (3) emphasize actionable information to help people understand and to promote implementation of new technologies, programs, and incentives related to energy conservation, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction.Requires such Program to include: (1) a national information campaign to disseminate information on and promote implementation of the new technologies, programs, and incentives; and (2) a competitive grant program to provide grants to states, municipalities, educational institutions, and other organizations to create materials relevant to climate change and climate science, develop climate science kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum and supplementary educational materials, or publish climate change and climate science information.
I wonder if this bill will support viewpoints of credible scientists who are of the opinion that man is not the driving factor of climate change? Remember, I was told in elementary school that the Earth only had about 65 years of fresh water left…